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Jury deliberates in Aransas Pass murder trial (Corpus Christi, TX): Attorneys gave final pleas to a jury Tuesday in a murder trial at times emotionally charged by witness' fear of gangs. Jury deliberations will resume 9 a.m. Wednesday in 319th District Judge David Stith's court.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 30, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 262 months for sex trafficking (Dallas, TX): A Dallas gang member was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison Monday for the sex trafficking of children. Keith Williams, 25, also known as "Chucky Blood" and a documented member of the 59 Bounty Hunter Bloods gang in Dallas, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a child in February 2014.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: September 29, 2014

El Paso police Gang Unit arrests seven in robbery, assault (El Paso, TX): The El Paso police Gang Unit has arrested seven people in connection with a robbery and a beating in the Northeast and Central areas earlier this month, officials said Thursday.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 26, 2014

17-year-old gang solicitor charged (Houston, TX): A simple walk through the Oak Leaf Village Apartments can be a nervous endeavor for parents keeping an eye on their kids. One of them, who asked not to be identified, shared her fears.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: September 26, 2014

Study finds gang life is short-lived (Huntsville, TX): Although membership in a gang often is depicted as a lifelong commitment, the typical gang member joins at age 13 and only stays active for about two years, according to a study at Sam Houston State University.
Source:    Date: September 24, 2014

Lufkin officer takes fight against gangs to middle school (Lufkin, TX): The rising concern over gang activity in Lufkin and Angelina County has prompted one school officer to take a stand and make sure students are not influenced by the area gangs. Middle school officer Ralph Bean first introduced the area to the Gang Education, Resistance, and Training, or the G.R.E.A.T. program, in 1998 after he went to a training program in Celina, Kansas.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: September 23, 2014

APD: Gang Members Resposible For Church Vandalism (Austin, TX): Every inch of Saint John Tabernacle has been turned upside down by vandals. "I don't understand why someone would do that. That's going too far," said neighbor Jacqueline Jones.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: September 23, 2014

Police seek gang-affiliated shooting suspects (Waco, TX): Police have identified the victim of a shooting that hospitalized the man Monday night and has left officers searching for several suspects who police say are known gang members.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: September 23, 2014

Family: MS-13 to blame for murder of Aldine ISD student (Aldine, TX): Friends from a murdered teen's soccer league gathered Tuesday evening at a northeast side park to remember him. The body of 14-year-old Jose Meraz was found September 15 in a west Houston field. Since then, friends and relatives have remembered the Stovall Middle School student in many ways.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: September 23, 2014

FBI claims man 'ran El Paso' for Barrio Azteca gang (El Paso, TX): An informant at a high-level gang meeting helped lead to the arrest of a man suspected of being the top Barrio Azteca leader in El Paso, an FBI agent said Monday at a federal detention hearing.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 22, 2014

Dozens of Barrio Azteca gang members in El Paso area arrested, facing numerous state and federal charges (El Paso, TX): At a press conference on Wednesday, state and federal authorities announced they indicted a total of 55 Barrio Azteca gang members and their associates from El Paso and Southern New Mexico, on both state and federal charges, including their alleged involvement in a heroin drug ring.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: September 18, 2014

Woman sought in Fort Worth gang shooting arrested (Fort Worth, TX): A 24-year-old woman who had been eluding capture for weeks in connection with last month’s fatal shooting at an after-hours club has been arrested.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 18, 2014

Omega gang member surrenders in Galveston (Galveston, TX): A fugitive who belongs to a Galveston gang dismantled by police surrendered Thursday at the Galveston County Jail, police said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 11, 2014

Juveniles arrested in Galveston gang sweep (Galveston, TX): More than a dozen juveniles have been arrested in a Southeast Texas crime sweep for suspected gang members who allegedly organized via online.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 10, 2014

Galveston police arrest members of street gang (Galveston, TX): The Galveston Police Department said it has arrested numerous members of a street gang. The department said the city has seen this summer an increase in crimes, including robberies, burglaries, stolen vehicles and carjackings.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: September 9, 2014

'Fighting for nothing': Former gang members now family men in club striving to do good (Jacksonville, TX): In 1997, Roy Barboza was trying to establish his new gang’s authority by spray painting his Southside 13 markings over the more-established signs of the East Side Locos on the back of Jacksonville’s Walmart.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: September 3, 2014

Fort Worth police seek woman involved in club shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A 24-year-old woman who allegedly told her boyfriend to “take care” of a man who’d snitched on him for bringing a gun into an after-hours club last month is being sought in the man’s fatal shooting.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 2, 2014

Man gets life in prison in death at Tyler park (Tyler, TX): A man convicted in the death of a woman caught in gang crossfire while at an East Texas park with her 3-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 29, 2014

Three El Paso bars shut down for alleged drug trafficking and gang activity (El Paso, TX): The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) shut down three El Paso bars after allegations of drug trafficking and gang activity. TABC served the Golden Nugget, the Dollhouse Bar, and the George Washington Lounge with temporary restraining orders on Friday evening forcing them to close their doors immediately.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: August 29, 2014

Judge: '[Gangs] don't own the parks and they don't own the city' (Smith County, TX): A Smith County judge sentenced convicted murderer Dennis Bendy to life in prison Thursday. Bendy was found guilty of murder on Aug. 12 in the shooting death of 20-year-old Briana Young. Prosecutors said Young was caught in rival gang crossfire at Tyler's P.T. Cole Park. Bendy elected to go to a judge rather than a jury for punishment.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: August 28, 2014

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